Health News & Notices

Scott County now at high level of transmission of the coronavirus.

8/2/2021:

Due to an increase in our percent positive rate in the past 7 days, Scott County is now in the HIGH level of transmission of the coronavirus.

For communities with HIGH level of transmission, CDC updated guidance recommends that masks be worn in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. 

For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html?fbclid=IwAR29gf9WL0U29dhyd1wINtvR7RDMtk_Boic92gSvoyG5j23Ll06OJ64uUOc

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VIDEO: A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in a Scott County resident who is a middle aged adult (41-60 years of age).
Posted: March 21, 2020
VIDEO: Scott County Health Department Director, Ed Rivers, thanks the Quad Cities community for rising up when asked to respond to the spread of COVID-19.
Posted: March 21, 2020
VIDEO: Scott County, Iowa, Health Department Director, Ed Rivers, explains social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by new (novel) Coronavirus.
Posted: March 20, 2020
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AUDIO: March 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Press Briefing - Scott County Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois Health Departments COVID-19 press briefing.
Posted: March 20, 2020
VIDEO: An important message from director, Ed Rivers regarding a COVID-19 case in Scott County.
Posted: March 19, 2020
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AUDIO: March 19, 2020 - COVID-19 Press Briefing - Scott County Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois Health Departments COVID-19 press briefing.
Posted: March 19, 2020
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County Offices and Departments Closed to the Public. Effective 4:00pm March 18, 2020, county departments and offices are closing to the public. This includes the Administration Center and offices in the courthouse, along with other administrative offices throughout the county. Court activities may remain open for essential proceedings, additional guidance will be offered by the courts.
Posted: March 18, 2020
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AUDIO: March 18, 2020 - COVID-19 Press Briefing - Scott County Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois Health Departments COVID-19 press briefing.
Posted: March 18, 2020
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AUDIO: March 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Press Briefing - Scott County Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois Health Departments COVID-19 press briefing.
Posted: March 17, 2020
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Governor Reynolds issued a proclamation closing all dine-in restaurants and bars in Iowa beginning today, March 17th, 2020 at noon. Food service establishments can continue to operate by carryout, drive-thru or delivery. This will be in effect until March 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm. The proclamation also...
Posted: March 17, 2020
Cancelling all clinics.
ATTENTION: Effective immediately, we are CANCELLING all Immunization and STD/HIV clinics at Scott County Health Department until further notice.
Posted: March 17, 2020
What does it mean when people say practice social distancing? Right now, it means: Keep at least 6-feet between you and others. For many adults, that is approximately their arm span. Avoid shaking hands or hugging as a social greeting. Consider avoiding social gatherings/community events where you...
Posted: March 14, 2020
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VIDEO: Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition Press Conference March 13, 2020
Posted: March 13, 2020
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Quad Cities COVID-19 Update – 3/13/2020 Due to a global increase in COVID-19, a coalition of Quad Cities area health, business, government and emergency management officials have united to assess our regional situation and provide recommendations on how to minimize the risk for community spread. We...
Posted: March 13, 2020
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The Iowa Department of Public Health has established a hotline for questions regarding COVID-19/coronavirus. Dial 2-1-1 to have your questions answered.
Posted: March 10, 2020
Monday, March 9, 2020: Dr. Louis Katz, Medical Director for the Scott County Health Department, and community health partners provided a local update on COVID-19:
Posted: March 9, 2020
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On February 6, 2020, the Scott County Board of Supervisors passed and approved new Chapter 39 - Tanning Facilities to the Scott County Code of Ordinances . The code establishes an ordinance for minimum standards for inspections and provides penalties for violation of the provisions of tanning...
Posted: February 6, 2020
Infographic detailing steps to keep food safe for super bowl parties
Food is sometimes the best part of the Super Bowl! Follow this food safety rules to make sure your game day buffet is a win! https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/communication/rules-of-game.html
Posted: January 27, 2020
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are closely monitoring the spread of novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. and Iowa.
Posted: January 23, 2020
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CANCELLED
Posted: January 20, 2020
PDF of PowerPoint Presentation Attached 12/5/2019 Public Meeting to Obtain Input on Proposed Park View Rental Registration and Inspections Regulations
Posted: November 20, 2019
New Publication Highlights Connection Between Education and Life Expectancy Publication: Preventative Medicine Reports 2019 Article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211335519301512?via%3Dihub A recent study has focused on the link between education and life expectancy. In public...
Posted: November 4, 2019
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Our Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report has been posted. https://www.scottcountyiowa.com/…/board-heal…/annual-reports
Posted: October 30, 2019
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#FightFlu Now is the time to get a #flu vaccine and protect your family before flu begins spreading in your community.
Posted: October 2, 2019
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We are happy to announce the release of the 2019 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for the Scott County and Rock Island County Health Departments. The CHIP is a product of efforts by the community to formulate goals, strategies, and an action plan to address priority issues identified...
Posted: September 16, 2019
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The State of Iowa is seeking and collecting information from impacted residents following the Mississippi Flooding that took place in April and May 2019. Click heading to learn more.
Posted: July 19, 2019
Road closed barricades flooded in water on River Drive.
Volunteer resources have been updated.
Posted: May 8, 2019
People commonly ask about the risk of tetanus during floods. Flooding is NOT shown to increase the risk for tetanus disease. However, people are at risk for tetanus infection IF they are injured and have wounds that are contaminated by the environment. Any time you receive a wound, ask your...
Posted: May 6, 2019
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Flood-related information to keep yourself healthy and safe during the flooding. http://idph.iowa.gov/flooding
Posted: May 3, 2019
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Measles has been identified in Iowa. Information about measles, the MMR shot, and resources is available on the SCHD webpages.
Posted: April 16, 2019
Downtown davenport flooded along the riverfront up to River Drive.
On April 11th, 2019, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a disaster proclamation for Scott County as one of several Iowa Counties impacted by flooding. That proclamation means that grant assistance and case management services are available to impacted residents for needs including: auto and home repairs, clothing, food and emergency housing. Individuals and families must meet income eligibility guidelines to qualify for the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program. There are no income eligibility guidelines for case management assistance. Click on title for complete assistance information.
Posted: April 11, 2019
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The Scott County Emergency Management Agency will be working with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army & Quad City CERT Volunteers to distribute bottled water & cleanup kits to residents that are being affected by the flood. Residents who are currently impacted with the current flooding, and don’t have access to clean, potable water, are eligible to received donated bottled water. Potable Water Distribution point will be at the former Pleasant Valley Fire Station building, 24495 Valley Dr. Bettendorf, IA 52722, or City of Davenport Mobile Police Precinct, at Utah & S. Concord Street Davenport. Click title for pickup dates & times.
Posted: April 11, 2019
Road closed barricades flooded in water on River Drive.
April 2019 Flood Resources from Scott County EMA. https://www.floods2019.iowa.gov Potable Water Distribution Residents who are currently impacted with the current flooding, and don’t have access to clean, potable water, are eligible to received donated bottled water. Scott County Disaster...
Posted: April 11, 2019
Disaster Readiness Conference Attendees
Quad Cities Disaster Readiness Conference Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Program: 8:15am-4:00pm Doors open at 7am Lunch Provided for Registrants Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf, Iowa Registration Closes March 28—No Walk-ins
Posted: March 15, 2019
Recent work in understanding the genetic makeup of infectious diseases is helping public health be more successful in preventing their spread and creating interventions that are successful. Learn more.
Posted: February 7, 2019
Accredited Health Department Seal
The Scott County Health Department (SCHD) announced December 11 that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Accreditation demonstrates SCHD’s ability to meet national standards for high quality public health services, leadership, and accountability. Learn more about what this means for the community.
Posted: December 11, 2018
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CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak.There have been no cases of illness associated with this outbreak in Iowa; however, Iowans are included in the nationwide safety alert advising not to eat any form of Romaine lettuce. https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html
Posted: November 20, 2018
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Elevator modernization starting Wednesday, November 14, 2018 may increase elevator wait times, until completion in January 2019. Regularly check this webpage for status updates. Affected offices and departments on floors 3-6 of the Administrative Center include Health Department, Community Services, Auditor, Recorder, County and City Assessors, Administration, Human Resources, Facilities, and Scott County Kids.
Posted: October 31, 2018
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Opportunity Atlas is a new data tool available to tell the story of how social determinants of health such as parental income, race, and gender impact children’s outcomes in adulthood. Are their future earnings impacted? Do these factors impact their likelihood of being incarcerated? Click the heading to learn more about the Opportunity Atlas.
Posted: October 5, 2018
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The Food Rescue Partnership of the Quad Cities is hosting a food rescue workshop to share how area establishments are rescuing food to reduce costs and see potential tax advantages by keeping food out of the landfill through reduction, donation, feeding animals, and composting. Click heading to learn more.
Posted: September 26, 2018

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